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CIA director David Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2012 1:54 PM
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(Washington) -- David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign, and the president accepted today.

Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having an affair.

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